Structure

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Success Collaborative (DEISC) consists of individuals across the University of Iowa’s campus who are engaged in the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within their designated area or areas.

This group serves as a place where individuals can network with other leaders, find communitycollectively problem-solve, and co-create diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and initiatives. The group has the potential to be a formal reporting structure that is positioned to support the sustainability of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the institutional level.  

The group meets quarterly. Meetings are active sessions in which participants focus on:

Members

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Liz Tovar, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Associate Vice President*
  • Bria Marcelo, Director of Diversity Resources and Strategic Initiatives*
  • Jennifer Modestou, Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity*
  • Tabitha Wiggins, Interim Director of the Center for Diversity and Enrichment*

Division of Student Life

  • Maria Bruno, Executive Director of Belonging & Inclusion and Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life*
  • Teri Schnelle, Director of Projects and Partnerships

Information Technology Services

  • Andrea Mascher, Lead Database Administrator
  • Sarah Mascher-Wallace, Application Developer

International Programs

  • Brandon Paulson, Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services

Office of Strategic Communications

  • Clarity Guerra, Video Coordinator
  • Kirk Murray, Photo Coordinator and Videographer

Office of the Provost

  • Lois Geist, Associate Provost for Faculty

UI Athletics

  • Broderick Binns, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Intercollegiate Athletics

UI Hospitals and Clinics

  • Kanya Ferguson, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, CCOM Graduate Programs

UI Libraries

  • Carlette Washington-Hoagland, Coordinator of Staff Development & Diversity Programming*

Undergraduate Admissions

  • Hannah Hodges, Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment and Outreach

University Human Resources

  • Candace Peters, Organizational Consultant and Leadership Coach in Organizational Effectiveness
  • Jan Waterhouse, Senior Director with Human Resources Policy and Compliance

Carver College of Medicine

  • Denise Martinez, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Nicole Del Castillo, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion*

College of Dentistry

  • Michelle McQuistan, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
  • Sherry Timmons, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Natalia Restrepo-Kennedy, Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

College of Education

  • Saba Ali, Associate Dean for Research
  • Chris Annicella, Human Resources Director

College of Engineering

  • Kristin Lang, Director of Undergrad Diversity Programs

College of Law

  • Neda Barrett, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Global Engagement and DEI Committee Co-Chair
  • Christina Bohannan, DEI Committee Co-Chair
  • Cesar Rosado Marzan, DEI Committee Co-Chair

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Sara Sanders, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

College of Nursing

  • Val Garr, Diversity Coordinator*

College of Pharmacy

  • Jeanine Abrons, Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

College of Public Health

  • Maggie Chorazy, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Paul Gilbert, Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Graduate College

  • Elizabeth Lara, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion*

Tippie College of Business

  • Ken Brown, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
  • Gabriela Rivera, Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

University College

  • Mirra Anson, Senior Director of Academic Support and Retention

Academic Advising Center

  • Crystal Lewis, Academic Advisor

Charter Committee of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Angie Lamb, Co-Chair
  • Armando Duarte, Co-Chair

Diversity Councils

  • Hannah Shultz, Council on the Status of Women
  • Katie McCullough, LGBTQ+ Council
  • Ashley Cheyemi McNeil, Pan Asian Council

Enrollment Management-Equity Advocates Committee

  • Kelly Carrell, Senior Associate Director for Compliance and Fiscal Management in Financial Aid

Graduate and Professional Student Government

  • Mackensie Graham, President
  • Rachel Maller, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair

Health Care Support Services Building

  • Stephanie Duncan, Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Ashley Holmes,Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • James Jorris,Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Em Oldham,Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Aloha Wilks,Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

  • Teresa Mangum, Director of the Obermann Center 

Radiology

  • Sarah Averill, Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

UI Center for Advancement

  • Erin Thomas Lewis, Vice President, Alumni and Donor Engagement

UI Staff Council Diversity Committee

  • Michael Weaver, Co-Chair
  • Matsalyn Brown, Co-Chair
  • Becky Keogh, Member

Undergraduate Student Government

  • Connor Wooff, President
  • Mara Smith, Vice President